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The Centennial of the Discovery of SS Cygni


Martha L. Hazen

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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Cambridge, MA 02138


Presented at the 85th AAVSO Annual Meeting, November 2, 1996




The variability of SS Cygni was discovered 100 years ago by Miss L.D. Wells at the Harvard College Observatory. Details of its discovery cannot be found; early plates indicate a discovery date shortly before September 23, 1896.


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